Lorin Maazel

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Lorin Varencove Maazel (March 6, 1930 – July 13, 2014) was an American conductor, violinist and composer. Making his debut at the conducting podium at the age of eight, he embarked on his career in earnest in 1953, establishing a reputation in European concert halls by 1960 but, by comparison, his career in the U.S. progressed far more slowly. However, he would later be appointed music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic (NYP), among other posts. Maazel was well-regarded in baton technique and possessed a photographic memory for scores. Described as mercurial and forbidding in rehearsal, he mellowed in old age.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1966 Brandenburgische Konzerte 1-3 Bach; RSO Berlin, Lorin Maazel 2
1966 Brandenburgische Konzerte 4-6 Bach; RSO Berlin, Lorin Maazel 2
1979 Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain Moussorgsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1980 Symphonie Fantastique Hector Berlioz; Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1981 Romeo & Juliet / Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1981 The Planets, Op. 32 Gustav Holst; Orchestre National de France, Lorin Maazel 2
1982 Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Violin Concerto / Sérénade mélancolique Tschaikowsky; Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Symphony no. 5 Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1982 Symphony no. 9 " Choral" Beethoven; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1982 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture / Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave / Beethoven: Wellington's Victory Tchaikovsky, Beethoven; Vienna Philharmonic, Chorus of the Vienna State Opera, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 Symphony no. Four Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 New Years’s concert from Vienna Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1983 Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World" / "Carnaval" Overture, Op. 92 Antonín Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1983 The Rite of Spring Stravinsky; Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra 1
1984 Symphonic Dances / Vocalise / Aleko: Intermezzo Rachmaninov; Lorin Maazel, Berliner Philharmoniker 1
1985 Harold en Italie / Le Carnaval Romain – Ouverture Berlioz; Wolfram Christ, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1985 Requiem Andrew Lloyd Webber; Plácido Domingo, Sarah Brightman, Lorin Maazel 3
1985 Symphony no. 1 / Adagietto from Symphony no. 5 Gustav Mahler; Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Cello Concerto Op. 104 Dvořák; Yo‐Yo Ma, Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Scheherazade Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakow; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1986 Symphony no. 1 "Titan" Gustav Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 2 "Little Russian" / Rimsky-Korsakov: Symphony no. 2 "Antar" Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1986 Variations / Aurora Andrew Lloyd Webber; Julian Lloyd Webber, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1987 Il trittico: Il tabarro / Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi (1976/77 studio casts) Puccini; Cotrubaş, Scotto, Horne, Gobbi, Domingo, Wixell, Philharmonia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1987 Madama Butterfly (1977 studio cast) Giacomo Puccini; Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Ingvar Wixell, Gillian Knight, Florindo Andreolli, Ambrosian Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 / Schubert: Symphony no. 8 Beethoven, Schubert; Vienna Philharmonic, Lorin Maazel 1
1989 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf / Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra Serge Prokofiev, Benjamin Britten; Lorin Maazel, Alec Clunes 2
1990 Symphonien Nos. 7 & 8 Antonín Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1991 Symphonies 4 & 5 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1992 Symphonia Concertante Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky; Yo‐Yo Ma, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1993 Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 / Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring Shostakovich, Stravinsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1993 Symphonies 1 & 7 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1994 Symphony nos. 8 & 9 "From the New World" Antonín Dvořák; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1994 Symphonie d-moll / Grande Pièce symphonique César Franck; Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Lorin Maazel, David Sanger 1
1994 Violin Concerto / En Saga / Serenade for Violin and Orchestra, op. 69 no. 2 Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Julian Rachlin, Lorin Maazel 1
1995 Also sprach Zarathustra / Sinfonia Domestica Richard Strauss; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1995 Symphonies nos. 2 & 6 Jean Sibelius; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
1995 Thaïs Massenet; Sills, Milnes, Gedda, John Alldis Choir, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Maazel 1
1996 3 Symphonies / The Rock Rachmaninov; Berliner Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Symphony no. 3 / Finlandia / Karelia Suite op. 11 / Valse Triste Sibelius; Lorin Maazel, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 1
1996 Symphony no. 3 "Organ" / Danse macabre / Phaéton / Danse bacchanale Saint-Saëns; Anthony Newman, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
1996 Pines of Rome / The Fountains of Rome / Roman Festivals Ottorino Respighi; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 3
1996 The Symphonies Sibelius; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 2
1997 Romeo & Juliet / Symphonie fantastique Berlioz; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Monteux 1
1998 Romeo and Juliet Prokofiev; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 2
2001 Symphonies 4-6 / Hamlet - Fantasy Overture Tchaikovsky; Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky; The Cleveland Orchestra, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Symphony No.5 / Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra Пётр Ильич Чайковский; Yo‐Yo Ma, Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel 1
2001 Violin concerto / Orchestral works Sibelius; Julian Rachlin, Lorin Maazel 1

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